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Boehlert writes: "Yes, the name-calling and conspiratorial chatter remains at Fox, but it's no longer delivered by Palin who was going to be star some loyalist thought the channel could ride all the way to the White House."

Fox News is ending its relationship with Sarah Palin. (photo: Getty Images)
Fox News is ending its relationship with Sarah Palin. (photo: Getty Images)


Palin, Fox and the End of an Era

By Eric Boehlert, Media Matters for America

29 January 13

 

asn't it fitting that Sarah Palin's exit from Fox News was made official the same week President Obama celebrated his second inauguration? Didn't it just seem apt that the once-future star of Fox News and the Tea Party movement lost her national media platform just days after the president she tried to demonize for four years basked in the glow of his easy re-election victory?

Palin's breakup with Fox was expected, but it's still significant. A "milestone," is how former Bush speechwriter David Frum put it.

The move represents the end of a brief, ill-conceived era within the conservative media movement, and specifically at Fox, where in the wake of Obama's first White House win Palin, along with preposterous cohort Glenn Beck, was irresponsibly tapped to become a high-priced pundit who trafficked in hate.

At Fox, Palin represented a particularly angry and juvenile wing of the conservative movement. It's the part that appears deeply obsessed with Obama as a person; an unhealthy obsession that seemed to surpass any interest in his policies. With lazy name-calling as her weapon of choice, Palin served as Fox News' point person for misguided snark and sophomoric put-downs. Palin also epitomized the uber-aggressive anti-intellectual push that coincided with Obama's swearing in four years ago.

And for a while, it looked like the push might work. In 2010, it seemed like Palin and Beck might just succeed in helping Fox change the face of American politics with their signature calling cards of continuous conspiracies (Beck) and perpetual victimization (Palin).

But it never happened.

In the wake of Beck's cable TV departure in 2011, Obama's re-election win in 2012, and now Palin's farewell from Fox last week, it's obvious the blueprint drawn up by Fox chief Roger Ailes was a programming and political failure. Yes, the name-calling and conspiratorial chatter remains at Fox, but it's no longer delivered by Palin who was going to be star some loyalist thought the channel could ride all the way to the White House.

Let's also note that Fox's Palin era was marked by how the Beltway press often did everything in its power to prop her up as a "star" reaching new heights, when with each passing month Palin's standing with the public seemed to register new lows.

Belying claims of liberal bias, the political press seemed desperate for Palin to succeed and to become a lasting presence in American politics; a permanent TV foil during the Obama era. Can you think of another time when the press so enthusiastically heralded the losing vice presidential candidate as a political and media "phenomena"?

  • ABC's The Note: "There is precisely one superstar in the Republican Party."

  • Time's Mark Halperin: Palin's "operating on a different plane, hovering higher than a mere celebrity, more buoyant than an average politician."

  • Washington Post's David Broder: "A public figure at the top of her game."

Wrong, wrong and wrong.

Whatever success and momentum Palin enjoyed on Fox in terms of influencing the national conversation (i.e. "death panels"), it slowed in January 2011. That's when, responding to an Arizona shopping center shooting spree that nearly claimed the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Palin cast herself as a victim, and condemned the press for manufacturing a "blood libel." (Palin appeared to not understand that historically, "blood libel" relates to the anti-Semitic charge that Jews murder children and use their blood for religious rituals.)

The Beltway press seemed truly aghast by Palin's performance. And so did Roger Ailes. When Palin bowed out of the 2012 presidential race and did so on a right-wing talk show instead of on Fox, thereby robbing the channel of the spotlight, her star seemed to fade precipitously, to the point where her views and commentary were irrelevant to last year's presidential campaign.

Meanwhile, Palin's departure is also significant because it comes at a time when Fox is still reeling from Obama's re-election. (A re-election Palin was supposed to help derail.) Where the channel spent the previous four years with a laser-like focus rallying right-wing believers in an effort to drive Obama from the White House, while simultaneously, we were told, saving liberty and countless freedoms, Fox today seems utterly lost knowing it won't ever defeat Obama at the polls.

Clinging ever tighter to the gears on its phony outrage machine, Fox talkers take turns taking umbrage. Last week's relentless sobbing over Obama's inauguration speech (too partisan!) was a perfect example of how the channel can't stop lashing out at imaginary slights.

Writing for Esquire's website, Tom Junod noticed the same pervasive sense of bewilderment. A student of Fox who wrote a lengthy profile of Ailes two years ago, Junod labeled the Fox incarnation on display early in Obama's second term to be a "freak show" wallowing in defeat and an over-sized "sense of injury":

The question, of course, is whether [Ailes] knows what anyone else in the United States might like, or whether his network, even as it holds its captive audience, will descend further into political irrelevance. For all his instinctive showmanship, and for all his purported populist genius, Ailes saw Obama cobble together his new majority right under his nose, and knew neither what to call it or how to stop it.

In other words, Fox News got steamrolled by Obama's re-election. Palin's departure from the Fox payroll serves as a useful exclamation point to that fact.

 

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+34 # charsjcca 2013-01-29 10:11
Interesting. But I think the exclamation point was delivered by Tagg. The high investment in Mitt Romney was declared a bad deal by Tagg. Sister Sarah Palin's bowing out is the after thought. Had Mitt Romney had the fire we would be talking about how great the inauguration and the first family were for all Americans.

If Barack Obama is to be successful we all need to decide how we will help make America all that it is entitled to be. Even Tagg Romney has a role. None of us can remain on the sidelines for four years. The group of "NO" can not be without nutrition that long, not even Fox.
 
 
+13 # X Dane 2013-01-30 13:43
charsjacca.
If Mitt Romney won???? No way would we have rejoiced and been happy at THAT inauguration... ..Of course the republicans would be, but progressively thinking people would be devastated. I shudder at the thought.

It would be terrible for the country, the poor, the middle class in so many ways. And think about the Supreme Court. Most likely TWO justices will be appointed in the next four years. With Romney in charge, they would be in the mold of Scalia. Scary thought.
 
 
-23 # EPGAH3 2013-01-30 19:00
Um, Obama is legalizing illegals, more competition for everything from jobs to college slots to Social Security for the illegals' superannuated relatives...
While that may be progressive, it's terrible for the country, the poor, the middle class in so many ways!
 
 
+3 # kelly 2013-01-31 08:57
Um, the Congress isn't even considering his plan. The one they are considering is being written by Rubio. Get it right! It's being written by Republicans in a desperate play for votes they did not receive in the last election. It ain't progressive, in their case, it's an obvious late grab for power but ,hey, better late than never, as John McCain tried to say in the Senate yesterday.
 
 
+1 # kyzipster 2013-02-01 10:52
..and what is the opposition proposing to do? Please, tell us the alternative. Mass deportation? Obama has surpassed Bush in deportations.

As kelly noted, that opposition is a sub-group of Republicans in Congress, any sane Republican understands that their future depends on dealing with this issue in a humane way and many more will be getting on board. Bush and McCain tried to address this issue but the bill was derailed by the right-wing media bubble.
 
 
+79 # Barbara K 2013-01-29 10:12
Good riddance to bad rubbish. That old saying seems to be quite appropriate right now. Glad to see the Beast of Hate leave. Hope the door hits her on the way out. lol.

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+36 # brenda 2013-01-29 14:23
Quoting Barbara K:
Good riddance to bad rubbish. That old saying seems to be quite appropriate right now. Glad to see the Beast of Hate leave. Hope the door hits her on the way out. lol.

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My thoughts exactly. Couldn't have said it better. Farewell and good riddance.
 
 
+24 # unitedwestand 2013-01-30 01:02
What an embarrassing American epic Sarah has been. The blame has to be put at John McCain's feet. How could he have picked someone so unqualified for that awesome position?
 
 
+68 # Erdajean 2013-01-29 10:19
"At Fox, Palin represented a particularly angry and juvenile wing of the conservative movement." Love it!
What we have in this bunch of half-wits -- Beck, Palin, Bachmann et al -- is the perfect picture of a not-quite-brigh t early-teen temper fit.
The target is parents, teachers, ANYONE who "knows better" and is struggling to impart a little common sense and responsible behavior to the screeching, kicking know-nothing-do -nothing clan that adults are SUPPOSED to steer toward humanity.
That this mess could wreak such destruction on the pillars of this country -- and still have a voice ANYWHERE -- is about like parents giving Junior and Sissie the keys to the new SUV -- after they drove the last one through the living room and smashed poor old granny.
Some of us have serious doubts any capability of adulthood is part of the makeup of these juvenile political thugs. So the ADULTS of this country will just have to be evermore watchful -- and ever less tolerant of criminality.
 
 
+36 # BeaDeeBunker 2013-01-29 13:43
By including M. Bachmann in your list of half-wits, you have provided us with a definition & example of the word oxymoron:
Rep: M. Bachmann is on the House INTELLIGENCE Committee!!!
 
 
+10 # X Dane 2013-01-30 13:17
Erdejean.

My take on MS. Palin, or rather her effect on middle aged to older white men is, that she is sexy in a non slutty way......after all she is the mother of several children. NOT a very wise mother since she let the boyfriend of Bristol, sleep over, and the result was not surprisingly....pregnancy.

BUT like a good conservative girl, she had the baby. Very interestingly Ms. Palin,briefly , considered abortion, herself....Her own words.

I think some middle aged conservative white women like her feisty ways.......tota lly ignoring her lack of knowledge and good sense.

Running for high office with a baby with problems. and numerous other children....and SO LITTLE plain old knowledge and understanding of the office she was pursuing, is not the choice of an intelligent woman.
 
 
+3 # kelly 2013-01-31 09:27
Well, I guess like mother like daughter as the saying goes. Only one married and had her kid in wedlock to avoid scandal and the other didn't. Looks can be deceiving and just because someone sleeps with someone doesn't tell me if they are "slutty" or not. What says it to me is low-class, white trash, double-wide behaviour, like pin pointing enemies with crosshairs and calling your enemies commies and socialists without knowing the meaning of the words. It is someone who rails against education, basking in the protective blanket of ignorance, but whines that she gets no break when people call her out for it. This is Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh and everyone of those other RWNJ lately. Propping up ignorance, spreading misinformation and resenting any and all attemptsto bring the light of day to their followers.
If it happens now they'll be so far gone, theyll explode like vampires.
 
 
+37 # baldyc76 2013-01-29 10:21
She will not be missed. I always thought she was comedic with her insane comments. Good bye!
 
 
+48 # Dotty 2013-01-29 10:56
Please media, no more of Sarah Palin or Rush, Beck or the 3 musketeer's from Fox news. They are all stale, thank God.
 
 
+35 # Onterryo 2013-01-29 11:17
Palin is still laughing all the way to the bank...."I got mine!!"....sad sad sad!
 
 
+27 # Timaloha 2013-01-29 15:45
Don't worry. She's stupid enough to lose it all.
 
 
+35 # USA2012??? 2013-01-29 11:21
Well, you've got to give it to Sarah Palin for smarts, because she played the American public long enough to amass a fortune to retire on for the rest of her life: she's been laughing all the way to the bank! Bigotry and gullibility are two of the main tools used in today's politics to the demise of the American public, and they fall prey to these tactics time and time again: we just don't seem to learn from our mistakes!

Oh well, as long as "we" so easily fall prey to such obvious manipulations we'll forever remain malleable to the whims of the powers-that-be at our own expense.
 
 
+26 # rockieball 2013-01-29 11:25
Like with Beck good riddance to bad rubbish. It is sad though because so many good joke are now lost. But then again the rest of their Talking heads will make up for it.
 
 
+48 # ligonlaw 2013-01-29 11:29
A lot of people can't watch Fox News because their IQ is too high and misinformation only works if the viewer doesn't know better. Fox gets a lot of attention for being so wrong so often that you wonder how many really stupid, impressionable people are there?
 
 
+20 # Firefox11 2013-01-29 15:05
Actually I stopped wondering about the time that Bush2 was selected for the Presidency.
 
 
-12 # EPGAH3 2013-01-30 19:02
I stopped wondering when Obama won the second time. Fool us once, shame on him, fool us twice, maybe we really ARE as stupid as other countries think we are.
 
 
+3 # kelly 2013-01-31 09:29
Yeah like firefox said it happend with Reagn then Bush 2.
 
 
+38 # WestWinds 2013-01-29 11:35
I find Sarah Palin so irrelevant, I'm surprised anyone would even take the time to write an obit for her political career.
 
 
+22 # ABen 2013-01-29 11:39
Sister Sarah was always destined to be nothing more than a political punchline--just another angry bird.
 
 
-120 # Robt Eagle 2013-01-29 11:39
Boehlert is very happy to put down anything that is not as far left as he is. OK, so facts do not matter as long as there is joy in the win by Obama in the past re-election. Obama will emerge as the person who set in motion the disasterous policies that will take America down in flames. But I am sure somehow it will be blamed on GW Bush and Sarah Palin, somehow they will be responsible, even after Obama is shown to be the absolute worst leader in US history.
 
 
-76 # Depressionborn 2013-01-29 13:39
Small people hate the good because it is the good, because it excels. Small excels at destruction. It is what small does.

Palin's mistake was putting corrupt establishment Alaskan Republicans in jail. They got even I think. It is what corrupt politicians do.

The left Boehlert talks to is very small.
 
 
+32 # CAMUS1111 2013-01-29 15:29
She's an idiot, an obvious one. What part of that don't you and Eagle get?
 
 
-50 # Depressionborn 2013-01-29 17:06
I get that "they" set fire to her church with people inside, and then set about to almost bankrupted her family with frivolous law suits, all eventually dismissed.

What I don't get is why the hate of her. The reason is never stated with any clarity. She and I agree on most everything of substance, and I am 10 times less the idiot than her detractors appear to be.
 
 
+25 # CAMUS1111 2013-01-29 17:24
@Depressionborn "I am 10 times less the idiot than her detractors appear to be."

No, you are obviously are not--your comment is patently absurd to say the least.
 
 
-37 # Depressionborn 2013-01-29 19:09
I think I found out why the Palin hate

Sarah Palin arouses an unusual reaction. Liberals attack her children, say grotesquely sexist things about her family more nonsense than rational,. That she is a conservative feminist having a big family and is a career model for women terrifies ruling class liberals. They rant the malignity of destruction reserved for strong conservative women.

A regular person who excelled, she doesn’t come from old money or a famous family. She didn’t go to an Ivy League school. She hasn’t spent a life at cocktail parties with people who view themselves to be the elite. Nope, Sarah Palin is a PTA mom, hunter, and Wasilla beauty queen from small town America who attended five different colleges.

Worse, her views are much more representative of the average conservative in flyover country than even some Republicans would like, Republican moderates who want to see the party abandon its conservative roots; Republicans who’ve been in Washington a little too long may grudgingly give lip service to conservative ideas, but truthfully, they believe D.C. is the nation; politicians who view constituents as servants, not the boss.

Ben Stein claims that hate come from fear. They must fear her greatly.
 
 
+23 # BeaDeeBunker 2013-01-29 20:58
Dear Depressionborn,
Your 'handle' seems to indicate that you were born during the Great Depression, which started in 1929. So, you are in your late 80s or early 90s. I think, with all due respect, that if you want to learn about Sarah Palin, talk to the people of Wasilla. They are and were in the best position to tell the truth about her. Do you really believe in your heart of hearts that Ms. Palin was qualified to be, if worst came to worst, the President of these United States?
 
 
-26 # Depressionborn 2013-01-30 01:29
Dear beadee

Everything I wrote is correct. Those who hate the truth think truth is a hate crime. Where does your hate come from?

No one knows if Palin would have done well as pres. She could have worked for the people and jobs, not the elite puppet masters. She did so in Alaska.

The depression lasted through the war. Whatever school you went to you should try and get your money back. A remedial math class would be good too. (29 + 90 is 119) What happened? did you lose your calculator? And old is not stupid. Sometimes we know a lot. We can even add and subtract with a pencil.
 
 
+4 # BeaDeeBunker 2013-01-31 01:09
"The depression lasted through the war."

My research put the 'official' ending of The Great Depression between 1941, when the US entered the WWII, and as late as the early 1950's, depending on what a 'depression' is defined as. It gets very technical as far as GNP rates and unemployment rates are concerned. For instance the fact that millions of workers were now in the military, took them out of the calculation of GNP since they were not officially producing anything.

"Whatever school you went to you should try and get your money back."

Actually I can't get my money back since I went to a University that has produced more PHDs and Noble Prize winners than any University in the world, and my tuition was free! I'll let you figure out what University I attended based on the facts I have given you.

"A remedial math class would be good too. (29 + 90 is 119) What happened? did you lose your calculator? And old is not stupid. Sometimes we know a lot. We can even add and subtract with a pencil."

My calculations were based on established mathematical procedures. But, it was late, I was a bit tired, and I did the calculations in my head...so I stand corrected on that. Here is the amended result. The 'official' start of the depression is 1929. 2013-1929=84. The oldest you could be is 84. The 'youngest' you could be, if the depression ended with the end of the war (1945) is 68.
 
 
+2 # BeaDeeBunker 2013-01-31 01:15
You sir need to familiarize yourself with the concept of satire.
 
 
+1 # kelly 2013-01-31 09:41
Well, 29+90 is 119 but my grand mother died at 101 last year and she was born in 1911 so I think you are lying through your teeth.
 
 
+2 # Bloomington 2013-02-01 22:44
Dear Depressionborn,

I agree that some of those that disagree with Sarah Palin have criticized her and her family in ways that are not only uncalled for but are inconsistent with the critics own stated beliefs of fairness and equality. However, I think it would be a step in the right direction for all of us to stop making demeaning blanket statements about one group or the other. This brings me to what I dislike about Sarah's political technique and Fox News' reporting technique which is to namely appeal to emotion rather than reason. Both present a carefully crafted image of representing "real America " and anyone who disagrees with them is to be considered suspect and assumed to be unAmerican. Liberals, academics, Democrats, judges, and of course all the media that is not "right" thinking are portrayed as not part of "real" America and can be and often are dismissed by both Palin and Fox. In conclusion I think much of the "unusual reaction" both these entities generate is simply their repeating what they sow,
 
 
+8 # SusanT136 2013-01-31 07:57
Quoting CAMUS1111:
She's an idiot, an obvious one. What part of that don't you and Eagle get?


Amen. Stupid is as stupid does. She has referred to North Korea as an "ally", had no clue what the "Bush Doctrine" was, stated Paul Revere "warned the British", was unable to name a single newspaper or magazine she read frequently or a single SCOTUS decision she disagreed with besides Roe v Wade, that "the V.P. is in charge of the Senate", stated that "many" VP's had never met heads of state before becoming VP (spectacularly incorrect statement), that the Founding Fathers had said the Pledge of Allegiance, that Kodiak Island was the biggest island in the U.S. (hello? Hawaii?) - she's dumber than a post.

I will grant that she's smart in a dumb-like-a-fox kind of way - she's good at snap and flash, and managed to fool a lot of people that way. But a con game can only go on for so long before people realize what's up.

The people of Wasilla do not have a good opinion of her as a mayor. She couldn't hack it as governor - deciding to quit to become a media star instead. While she once had a high approval rating as governor, "An Ivan Moore Research poll in late 2011 found that just 29 percent of registered voters in Alaska had positive feelings about Ms. Palin." Apparently Alaskans don't like quitters.
http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/its-not-exactly-sarah-palins-alaska/
 
 
+1 # BeaDeeBunker 2013-02-03 22:50
You forget about her keen eyesight; so keen she could see Russia from her window!
Thanks Susan, my sentiments exactly.

See my earlier comment on her:

"# BeaDeeBunker 2013-01-29 14:16
But, Sister Sarah read all those periodicals; she was up on all the salient issues of the day. She was deemed worthy by that patriotic political party known as the GOP to be put up as being a heart beat away from a presidential candidate who had health problems. What am I missing here?
She looks good in eyeglasses, a sure sign of innate smarts. Combine that with her overall rather pleasant looks, why shouldn't she; why wouldn't she be the perfect spokesperson for FOX News to bring to the public a fair & balanced rendition of the way things really are?
Again, what am I missing? What could possibly have gone wrong? I'm stumped!!"
 
 
+9 # Sharpone 2013-01-29 14:03
Put down the 2ifx tea, Robt!
 
 
+5 # Timaloha 2013-01-29 15:47
Waaaah!
 
 
+23 # reiverpacific 2013-01-29 11:46
There are enough irritants in life without tuning in to "Fix"if you are a progressive. It would be masochistic on my part so I'll have to take other's words for it with the odd flash excerpts on other programs.
To call this appalling opportunist a "Star" or "Superstar" in this era of howling hyperbole is like referring to Bishop Tutu as "The Mick Jagger of Peace" (no disrespect to either).
More like a "Monstar" she is.
Wonder if she'll move from Alaska to Paraguay or Honduras.
 
 
+32 # jjj 2013-01-29 12:00
I don't watch FOX news and don't have TV. Yet I'm thoroughly sick of Sarah. Whenever I see "Palin" in a headline I hope it's going to be about the other Palin, the wonderful one- Michael Palin. He's smarter and sweeter and more interesting and less destructive. I nominate Micheal as the Palin of choice.
 
 
+23 # MylesJ 2013-01-29 12:12
Just proof that you can't fool all of the people all of the time
 
 
-8 # EPGAH3 2013-01-30 19:06
Nope, Obama just had to fool enough to get reelected, then show his true colors. Without the fear of "If they don't like me, they won't reelect me!", he doesn't have to maintain the veneer of respectability, however thin it was sometimes.
"We are not at war with Moslems", Ah, the Civilized World and Moslem Terrorists are just killing each other for sport? Got it. They must be TRUE sport fanatics, the NRA has NEVER advocated the use of mortars on American embassies!
 
 
+18 # MidwestDick 2013-01-29 12:19
Tina Fey will suffer also too.
 
 
+20 # freedoverseas 2013-01-29 13:04
Another joker was Carl Rove, who had his most brilliant moment during election day 2012. Even Fox had to let him understand that Obama won Ohio. He then became sidelined. Palin is in good company. And yes jjj, Michael Palin is a much better choice, and genuinely thoroughly funny (of Monty Python fame).
 
 
+24 # WallStWallFlowerGirl 2013-01-29 13:47
I made a decision several years ago to never click on an article with her name attached to it- no matter how tempting! Ditto for the whole Alaskan Hillbilly clan; no Bristol Meyers, no Big Johnson, no Tripp, Tagg, Twinkles or Toenail- nada!

Knowing that with every click came an "interest" which thereby, fed the machine- I starved myself of creepy curiosity & spread the word for others to do so, just hoping "no interest" would equal "no publicity" and eventually, you betcha, no Sarah!

I know there will be other shrill-seeking demagogues at the ready to fight for Team Malfeasance, but at least this is one pitbull with lipstick whose bark has been muzzled. Hopefully forever...
 
 
+11 # BeaDeeBunker 2013-01-29 14:16
But, Sister Sarah read all those periodicals; she was up on all the salient issues of the day. She was deemed worthy by that patriotic political party known as the GOP to be put up as being a heart beat away from a presidential candidate who had health problems. What am I missing here?
She looks good in eyeglasses, a sure sign of innate smarts. Combine that with her overall rather pleasant looks, why shouldn't she; why wouldn't she be the perfect spokesperson for FOX News to bring to the public a fair & balanced rendition of the way things really are?
Again, what am I missing? What could possibly have gone wrong? I'm stumped!!
 
 
-16 # Depressionborn 2013-01-30 10:40
She fought big oil and won. They don't like to lose. They own lots of media and a lot of politicians. RSN guys should know that. You sir are a disappointment I did not expect it.
 
 
+7 # kelly 2013-01-31 09:45
You mean she fought FOR big oil.
Anyone whose campaign starts out with DRILL, BABY, DRILL! doesn't seem to fighting against them too much.
 
 
+18 # humanmancalvin 2013-01-29 14:33
One of the highlights of the right wing reaction to a Liberal talking smack about Palin was "you hate & demonize this woman because you fear her power & intelligence." All I can say now is Hahahaha.
 
 
+16 # speedboy 2013-01-29 14:45
It's not only the end of Palin, but Fox and Teaparty politics, as well! They have simply run out of stupid people to support their ridiculous rantings!
 
 
+24 # CAMUS1111 2013-01-29 15:27
Palin is and was a fool, an indisputaby stupid person. That has nothing to do with ideology. Be right wing all you want but at least try to find someone with a few functioning brain cells to represent you.
 
 
+17 # Billsy 2013-01-29 15:48
Best description i've yet heard of of this former media star: "she looks like a randy librarian". In subsequent appearances we all realized that she never seemed to have read a book beyond a grade school primer.
 
 
+9 # m... 2013-01-29 16:45
''The move represents the end of a brief, ill-conceived era within the conservative media movement, and specifically at Fox,...''

The '''''END'''''.. ??? Really...???
 
 
+6 # giraffee2012 2013-01-29 17:20
Out with Palin (good) but why did Dennis Kucinich join FAUX? Something to grab more ignorant people to "believe" what FAUX proffers?
 
 
-28 # FDRva 2013-01-29 17:25
Like Barry Obama, Sarah Palin is a media-creation.

She is just a media creation who got a few million dollars less than the President did from Wall Street.
 
 
+16 # Smokey 2013-01-29 17:30
Sarah who? She's just a memory.

Sort of like Dan Quayle. (Did I spell his name right?) He provided a few laughs for a few seasons. Gosh, where do the Republicans find these characters.

Still, I remember the great quote about Reagan.... "He proved that anybody can be elected as President."

Yeah, it's true. Sad but true.
 
 
+10 # reiverpacific 2013-01-29 19:52
Quoting Smokey:
Sarah who? She's just a memory.

Sort of like Dan Quayle. (Did I spell his name right?) He provided a few laughs for a few seasons. Gosh, where do the Republicans find these characters.

Still, I remember the great quote about Reagan.... "He proved that anybody can be elected as President."

Yeah, it's true. Sad but true.

Right -he went where others "Quayled" to tread (OK-ouch), like making semi-illiteracy acceptable in the nation's leaders, then brought it to it's (to date) true bottom by Dimwits, son of Q's presidential boss, who screwed up everything he touched before being "selected" then did it to the country and several others into the bargain, and hence has been shown to be the "Absolute worst President in US history" (careful -yer racist hate glands are pumping overtime).
And for those reactionaries who insist on infesting this site from time to time, please discuss the point and don't take yer spare bile out on the author: contribute something for a change.
 
 
+7 # X Dane 2013-01-30 12:49
riverpacific.
Yes and Quayle's stupid, stupid son, who while he was campaigning to get into "the house", called Obama the worst president in history???????? Well that idiot is now outta there. Enough sane people in his district voted him out. Like his dad he is now in the dustbin of history. Let's hope Palin joins them, soon.
 
 
-9 # robcarter.vn 2013-01-30 00:45
In the photo she does look rather motherly lovable?

Would you prefer another Marylin:- asked why she was so silly she answered, unpolitically:-

"boys like silly girls and I like boys" can we now join Monica in the closet? They won't rendition when a good PR quid can profit the Fox, they learned the greater value of press and book sales selling words not Onassis tarts.
 
 
+4 # kalpal 2013-01-30 02:49
I am much amused by Palin's defenders and am loathe to see her fade away. She was great comic relief and I hope she manages to find a new niche and continues to give America's court jesters fresh material.
 
 
+9 # reiverpacific 2013-01-30 11:44
Quoting kalpal:
I am much amused by Palin's defenders and am loathe to see her fade away. She was great comic relief and I hope she manages to find a new niche and continues to give America's court jesters fresh material.

I don't call an inept and internationally clueless cypher a heart-attack away from the presidency, commander-in-ch ief and that ever present red button, a bit of "comic relief".
And I like a hearty guffaw better than most.
 
 
+13 # memo 2013-01-30 04:24
January 30
Adios Sarah "pea brain" Palin. The stupid face of millions of Ameicans. That a semi-moronic woman like Palin could have been " a heart beat away" from the presidency says a lot about the American electorate. Glad I retired in Istanbul, Turkey. On a parting note, Obama will go down as one of the greatest presidents in US history.
Aygen
Istanbul, Turkey
 
 
+9 # pietheyn 2013-01-30 04:55
In a strange way I feel sorry for Palin; she of great personal ambition and little intellect, was used by McCain in an attempt to solidify the GOP base. Ailes used her to enhance Fox ratings. However, she went for the brass ring and it eluded her grasp. I sincerely doubt that her swollen bank account will be satisfactory recompense for her bruised ego.
 
 
+4 # X Dane 2013-01-30 12:54
pietheyn

It will..........

Are you Dutch or Danish?
Piet Heyn was an incredibly smart and witty man, a designer too, sort of a universal genius.
 
 
+8 # cherylpetro 2013-01-30 13:23
She is vile and nauseating! She took the country to new LOWS! Good riddance! If we never hear her name again, the world will be a much brighter, more lovely place!
 
 
+4 # USA2012??? 2013-01-31 07:01
Here's a very troubling question everyone should be asking themselves, and especially the unemployed:

"Where do you think American economy would be today if the Republicans had worked with President Obama?"
 

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